I'm wanting to use one of my talents to raise money to donate to breast cancer research. However, I have a question to see what option people would be more interested. I crochet and I'm wanting to make pink and white afghans for the cause.Option 1: Sell the afghans at a flat rate, can be pre-ordered (with down payment) for a lower price and customized for a small feeOption 2: Have three auctions (at a time), and let people bid and then the winners get to chose from the different afghan dimensions and have the option to customize the blanket within reason. The proceeds would be split 50%/50% on the first option because I would have to cover the materials and this is currently my only source of income (my crocheting). The second option I would keep enough to cover the cost of materials and a small labor amount but a larger percentage would go to the donation as I think that they could bring in more money that way.I'm just not sure if anyone would be willing to bid.Afghans are expensive to make and not an easy task. The lowest I could sell them for and have any money to donate would be $60 and that barely covers materials.A note, if this goes well I plan to do the fundraiser for other types of cancer and charities as well.
Hi, my name is Hannah and I'm collecting money for the leukemia and lymphoma society's light the night walk. Last year my best friend died of leukemia (AML) at the age of 18. The walk is this Saturday in Frederick, Maryland. Donations of any amount are much appreciated. Please consider helping me make a difference.Here's a link to the donation page.http://www.active.com/donate/ltnBaltim/2168_HannahnessThank you,Hannahx-posted
My name is Maggie Koerth-Baker. I'm a journalist working with MSN.com on an article about breast cancer, specifically focusing on women who've chosen to get tested for the breast cancer genes, BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. I'd like to speak with women who've had these tests done, turned up positive, and then had to decide what they were going to do with that information. I'm interested in talking with women who chose to get a mastectomy and those to specifically decided against that option. For this article, you wouldn't have to have your full name in print. You would have to provide that information to my editor, so she could have it on file in case someone questioned whether or not you were real. But, if it's what you're more comfortable with, we can use just your first name or an alias in the actual article. If you're interested in being interviewed, please let me know. You can reach me here or at my email: maggie (dot) koerth (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you! M
- Every five minutes, someone in this country is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.- Leukemia is the leading cause of cancer death among children and young adults under the age of 20.-Anyone can get leukemia. Leukemia affects all ages and sexes. The cause of leukemia is not known.On October 4th, at Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park, we will be walking in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk to raise funds to help fight cancer. The Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.We'd like to enlist your support for this important cause. There are more than 785,000 people in the United States and Canada who are fighting blood cancers. Although research is responsible for increasing survival rates for these diseases, the battle is far from over.This cause is especially important to our team as we are walking to honor the memory of Kevin Patoc, an amazing friend, boyfriend, brother and son, who unfortunately lost his battle with leukemia on July 5, 2008.Go to this website to join our team & register to walk with us at:http://teams.lightthenight.org/ForKevinPatocand help us raise money to save lives and make a difference in the lives of those who are still fighting.Even if you can't make it to the walk, please take the time to donate to our cause online at:http://www.active.com/donate/ltnSanDi1/gonzoogles- A donation of $25 provides patients and their loved ones with FREE booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and help them make informed decisions about their treatment options.- A donation of $50 makes possible a Family Support group with a trained facilitator where comfort can be found and experiences can be shared among patients and family members.- A donation of $100 helps supply laboratory researchers with supplies and materials critical to carrying out their search for cures.- A donation of $1,000 makes possible one- on-one conversations with health care specialists who provide patients with information about their disease, treatment options, and helps prepare them with questions for their health care team.Thank you for your support.Kevin was my boyfriend and he fought his cancer with such amazing strength and bravery. Though the ending to his battle is a sad one, I'm just further inspired to try and make a difference in the lives of those who are still holding on to hope for a cure and a shot at a normal life. :)
When I was 15, I lost a very dear friend of mine, Andrea who was 30 years old when she passed away from cancer. Ever since then, I wanted to do something in her honor and of a friend who is still fighting, Sandee. I was given the opportunity this year at my college to participate in Relay For Life. I am trying to raise $1000 dollars to help people in need, whether its services, or early detection.If you could please consider a donation, any amount is great, I would appreciate it more than you know. I believe early detection is the first step in saving lives.Please visit my personal page at: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/mollieduvallThank you so muchMollie
[cross-posted from my LJ and a Facebook event][Due to my brother's need for a bone marrow transplant and the fact that we have two African Caribbean parents, we have to be very public about my brother's fight. I'm a fairly aware person, but really knew nothing a few months ago about stem cell transplants and the unrelated bone marrow program - I'm amazed by how much I have learned][I also would very much like to connect with people who are looking for bone marrow donors for themselves or others, who are appealing to unregistered potential donors]On Sunday, if you have a blog, livejournal, myspace page, facebook page, or website, consider writing one paragraph about the need for bone marrow donors, Emru, someone else you know, or one interesting fact or aspect that will make people want to learn more (try to include at least one link).If you want, you can write two. ;-)MY INSPIRATION:More pictures are available here:http://flickr.com/photos/emru/Graphics are available here: http://healemru.com/publicity.phpArticles about Emru and many others are available here:http://healemru.com/press.phpREMIND THEMSomeone's match could be from any ethnicity.A match is much more likely to be of the same or similar ethnic background.A match is difficult for anyone, but it is harder if people of the same ethnic background as the recipient are underrepresented in the registryRegistration is easy.About 70-75% of the people who need stem cell transplants need an unrelated donor. The registries work together, so you don't need to live in the same country to be a match. Think globally, act locally.
www.imtooyoungforthis.org is the website that every one who is under the age of 40 should visit and get to know. It has been such a lifesaver for me. The founder is also a young adult cancer survivor and advocate. Here is one of the many articles that he has written. I loved it, and so I will share.( Cancer"s dirty little secret...Collapse )
"Cancer! I did not give you the rightTo invade my body and take a bite.This is my body and with all my might,I will prevail with one hell of a fight.To the cancer inside, I will battle and kill.For that is my body's God given will.To my cancer, these words I do send:Your life is short and near the end."-Unknown-
To live with the conscious knowledge of the shadow of uncertainty, with the knowledge that disaster or tragedy could strike at any time; to be afraid and to know and acknowledge your fear, and still to live creatively and with unstinting love: that is to live with grace.-peter henry abrahams